License to Chill Snow Island

License to Chill Snow Island, with new rides and attractions

The holiday celebration has begun at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands.

With the advent of Lakeside Lights Spectacular illuminating the lakeside playground, visitors will experience a sparkling shoreside light extravaganza, family activities, holiday eats and a few tried-and-true favorites, including Santa.

“Guests will be dazzled by the new light spectacular from the time they enter through the tunnel at License to Chill Snow Island,” said Bucky Perry, vice president of Islands Entertainment at Margaritaville. “The road to Snow Island will lead them to a winter wonderland at License to Chill Snow Island. Anticipation will build as the park takes on a new look along the main road lined with traditional hometown decorations. And it’s truly a holiday celebration once they arrive at Margaritaville.”

The trip to Snow Island showcases Lanier Island’s towering 3-story Christmas tree at the Clock Tower, plus holiday surprises, including swans, at the signature waterfall.

“Of course we’ve honored the icons of Christmas at Lanier Islands, by including the traditional lighted and animated carousel near the front gate,” he said. “It has long  been a family favorite.”

The destination’s interactive walk-through light show is just the start of the festivities. Snow Island’s Blizzard Mountain features eight stories and multiple lanes of fun down one of Georgia’s longest and highest snow-tube experiences. At 575 feet long it’s the centerpiece of the seasonal wonderland.

“This year’s License to Chill Snow Island is even better than before,” Perry said. “Guests will be able to enjoy the new light show at their own pace as they stroll along the shorelines between the tunnel to Rudolph’s Landing, also known as LandShark Landing, where they will find even more holiday cheer, bright lights and plenty of holiday food and beverages along the way.”

The event also includes a carnival of amusement rides, ice skating, a snow play area, plus fire pits and s’mores. Santa will be in his workshop near the slow play area.

License to Chill Snow Island and the Lakeside Light Spectacular will be open daily through January 5, then weekends through February 21.

For more information, visit or call 470 323-3440.